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Poster: Lewis Payne Date: Aug 29, 2004 12:14pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The quality of discussion

I know you're avoiding a name here, but I'm gonna say it anyway... it's fun to stir!

cashel is a weird one; he's obviously a genuine film buff and lover of ephemera, but he's also overbearing, oversensitive and very fickle.

I appreciate his enthusiasm toward public domain film, but it'd be so nice if he could just be a little thicker skinned and a little less finickety. :)

Key words: sense, humour

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Aug 29, 2004 12:45pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The quality of discussion

Thickness of skin matters not. Civility and relavance does. Stating an opinion once, clearly, wins over repetition and boldness (gosh, I'm not sounding very American now), and I wouldn't be here without the humor. Please, everyone: download and watch films! Post reviews! Contribute your opinions! But realize that your opinions are YOUR opinions. Be persuasive, not stubborn. If you have moral objections about a film, state them up front. Be honest and sincere if you are asked to defend a position rather than complain about being attacked. Above all, learn something you didn't know before coming here.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Aug 30, 2004 9:30am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The quality of discussion

I might as well mention this here...

The key words here are 'watch films' before writing reviews, because I have increasingly noticed that Cashel's reviews for a film came from screenshots, and not watching the whole film, for example, his review of 'Sailing Along'
http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=prelinger&collectionid=SailingAlong

If you read the review, then look at the screenshots, you'll realize my point.

Sorry if I am appearing nitpicky, but reviewing films like this is like a professional critic reviewing films based on the press kit.

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Poster: Lewis Payne Date: Aug 30, 2004 10:55am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The quality of discussion

I HATE the idea of people posting reviews of any kind without seeing the film first. I hope he does not make a habit of this.